Howling monkeys in Mompiche, Ecuador
This picture was taken a few days ago in the forests near Mompiche. Their habitat is in danger since the Ecuadorian Government has granted a mining concession in the area.
Supporters are now helping to
Unfortunately, there isn't much left of the forests of West Ecuador. More than 90% have been deforested between 1938 and 1988. Where diverse forests once grew, you can now find banana plantations. And the last remnants of forest are also very threatened by illegal and legal logging, oil palm plantations and mining companies. That's why the Chocó is considered as one of the areas with the highest…
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